Jim Gaffigan hits Brookline to promote ‘Dad is Fat’

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe


Comedian and actor Jim Gaffigan, who just filmed a comedy pilot for CBS that’s loosely based on his life (with Mira Sorvino playing his wife), visited Brookline on Thursday night to promote his new book, “Dad Is Fat,” which is mostly about his parenting skills (or lack thereof). Gaffigan — who has five kids — signed a stack of books at Brookline Booksmith and then spoke at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in front of a sold-out crowd.

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